Plan-Do-Study-Act (Pdsa): the Deming Cycle

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Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA): The Deming Cycle
Dana T. Colter
Grand Canyon University
EDA 577 Data Driven Decisions for School Improvement
September 29, 2010

Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA): The Deming Cycle Increasing student achievement is one of the goals at Lewisville High School. There are two major exams used to measure student achievement. The first exam is the South Carolina High School HSAP exam. The second exam is the End-of Course Exam. South Carolina requires students to complete End-of-Course exams at the completion of English 1, Physical Science, U.S. History, and Algebra 1. Below you will find data from the 2009-2010 Algebra End-of-Course Exam. This exam
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Lewisville High School had a passage rate of 94.9% in the spring of 2009. According to the South Carolina Department of Education website (, “the HSAP exam meets both federal and state requirement.” The exam meets the South Carolina Education Accountability Act of 1998 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Each student is required to pass the HSAP to receive a South Carolina high school diploma. The English language arts examination consists of multiple-choice and constructed-response items and an extended-response writing item. Students are
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